Dahl is a quick and easy meal to make. A great vegetarian dish which you can add more vegetables to make it more substantial.
1-2 tbsp. Olive Oil
1 ½ cups dried red lentils
1 tbsp. ground cumin
1 tbsp. ground turmeric
1 tbsp. garam masala
½ tbsp. ground ginger
1 tbsp. ground coriander
½ tbsp. mild curry powder
1 onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, diced
4 cups vegetable stock
2 carrots, chopped
1-2 cups water
Fresh Parsley and/or Coriander, chopped finely (optional)
Into a pot on medium heat, add oil, garlic, onion and spices. Cook stirring until onion softens.
Add lentils and carrots, stir, then add Vegetable stock and 1 cup of water. Bring to a simmer then reduce heat and leave to cook for 1 hour on low heat.
You can add the extra cup of water as you notice the lentils absorbing the stock and if you think they need it.
Add Parsley and/or Coriander just before serving.
Best served with Rice and Naan Bread.